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O/T - Is there any chance on this earth... :-)
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 10:05am

...that you would give consent for your 16 year old to get married to someone who is 51!?

DH was telling me about this story last night and I just can't imagine marrying off my 7 year old in 9 short years! I'm kind of hoping she waits until she's 30. :smileyvery-happy:



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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 12:25pm


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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 5:46pm

My 16 yo would not want to marry a man older than her own father. But I wouldn't give consent for her to marry anyone at this point. Marriage is for people who are old enough to sign their own license.

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 9:42am

That is revolting.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 10:56am

I wouldn't give permission for my kids to get married at 16 to anyone and I also tell them that the way to do things is 1) graduate from college, 2) get a job, 3) get married, 4) have kids--in that order!

I heard the girl is an aspiring country singer so the fact that this guy is an actor and must have some connections in show biz must factor in there.